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DROPS waistcoat with wide rib border and flounce in 2 threads ”Alpaca”. Size S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-464
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-500 g colour no 8105, light steel blue

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4 mm - or size needed to get 19 sts x 38 rows in garter st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4.5 mm – for rib border.

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pattern type: boleros, vests, pattern/technique: flounce, shape: all in one, rounded front edges,

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INCREASING TIP:
Make all inc from RS.
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next round work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.
PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked in garter st, i.e. K all rows. Cast on 70-78-86-96-106-118 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Alpaca and continue back and forth on needle in garter st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 2 cm cast off for armhole each side at the beg of every row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-0-0-0-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-1-3-5-5-7 times and 1 st 1-2-1-1-1-2 times = 60-62-64-66-70-72 sts. Continue until piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm and work next row from RS as follows:
Work 30-31-32-33-35-36 sts, insert a marker, this is now beg of round (= mid back) and now measure piece from here.

RIB BORDER:
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm. K the next 30-31-32-33-35-36 sts, AT THE SAME TIME inc 8 sts evenly = 38-39-40-41-43-44 sts. Now cast on 40-42-45-48-50-52 new sts for armhole edge, then pick up 5 sts inside 1 edge st along the side on back piece (2 cm) before armhole, pick up 86-96-108-120-132-146 sts along cast on row on back piece inside 1 edge st, pick up 5 sts inside 1 edge st on the other side on back piece (2 cm) before armhole, cast on 40-42-45-48-50-52 new sts for armhole edge and finally K the last 30-31-32-33-35-36 sts, AT THE SAME TIME inc 8 sts evenly on these sts.
There are now 252-268-288-308-328-348 sts on needle.
Continue in the round in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures approx 6 cm inc 1 st in the middle of each P-section – see INCREASING TIP! Continue until rib measures approx 12 cm and now inc 1 st in the middle of each K-section. Continue until rib measures approx 19-21-23-26-29-32 cm and now work M.1 on all sts. After M.1 work 1 round with K over K and P over P (= K5/P5). On next round work M.2 on all sts. After M.2 work 1 round with K over K and P over P (= K9/P9). On next round cast off loosely with K over K and P over P. Rib border now measures approx 20-22-24-27-30-33 cm.

Diagram

= K
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= P
= beg of round


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